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Thai Junta Critic: Prison ‘Like Hell on Earth’

BANGKOK – “Prison proves if you are a fighter,” says Siraphop Kornaroot.The 55-year-old Thai poet and author should know, having spent the past five years in a Bangkok jail without…

London Teen Lost in Malaysia Died from Starvation, Stress

Malaysian police said Thursday there were no signs of foul play in the death of a 15-year-old London girl who mysteriously disappeared from a nature resort, with an autopsy showing…

Families Participate in Hong Kong Protests

Pro-democracy demonstrations are continuing in Hong Kong for a 10th straight weekend, despite the government’s refusal to issue permits for all but one of the marches.The weekend rallies got an…

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Ideologue Cremated, Appeal May Be Stopped

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – The death of the Khmer Rouge’s top ideologue may end criminal proceedings against him even though his appeal against convictions for genocide and other crimes is…

Kem Sokha Charges to Remain Barring ‘New and Convincing Evidence’: Cambodia Justice Ministry

Treason charges against opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Kem Sokha will not be dropped unless his legal team produces new and convincing evidence to prove his innocence, Cambodia’s…

Myanmar Floods Force Tens of Thousands From Homes

SHWEGYIN, MYANMAR – Raging floods across Myanmar have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks, officials said Thursday, as monsoon rains pummel the nation.Aerial images…

Tiny Loans Lead to Bigger Debts, Land Losses in Cambodia

BANGKOK – The rapid rise of tiny loans aimed at helping poor Cambodians has led to more debt, with many borrowers forced to sell land, migrate or put their children…

Director Wants Thai Seafood Slavery Film to Act as Warning in Cambodia

KUALA LUMPUR – The maker of a new film about a Cambodian boy enslaved on a Thai fishing trawler said on Tuesday he wants to use it to raise awareness…

Drought Reveals Lost Temple in Thailand Submerged by Dam

LOPBURI, THAILAND – Thousands are flocking to see a Buddhist temple in central Thailand exposed after drought drove water levels to record lows in a dam reservoir where it had…